Russell B. Wirtz | 1939-2013

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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Russell B. Wirtz

Russell B. Wirtz, 73, retired material expediter for Delta Airlines, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Decatur.

Memorial service is 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Aurora Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Withers officiating.

Russell was born Dec. 7, 1939, in Fort Worth to Edward and Rosa (Bellah) Wirtz. He married Carol Burnett March 25, 1972, in Grapevine. Russell served his country in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was an avid ham radio operator and a member of the Aurora Baptist Church.

His parents and his son, Russell E. Wirtz, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Wirtz of Newark; daughters Christina West and husband, Keith, of Arlington, and Deborah Snipes and husband, Brian, of Robinson; grandchildren Amber, Rose, Sarah, Shannon, Joshua and Jared; great-grandchildren Elijah and Isaiah; brothers Ronnie and Robert Wirtz, both of Fort Worth; sister Rita Clanton of Fort Worth; other relatives and a host of friends.

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